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Economics and Sociology: From Complementary to Competing Perspectives

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  • Daniel Geary
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    This article offers a case study of how social scientific disciplines differentiate themselves from one another, focusing on the relationship of economics to sociology. It presents four categories to describe common ways that economists and sociologists understood the relationship between the two disciplines. It argues that perceptions of the disciplines' relationship to one another shifted from complementary to competing in the post-1945 period.

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    Article provided by Duke University Press in its journal History of Political Economy.

    Volume (Year): 42 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 5 (Supplement)
    Pages: 291-314

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    Handle: RePEc:hop:hopeec:v:42:y:2010:i:5:p:291-314

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    Keywords: sociology;

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